Never Give Up

Friend’s Incredible Journey

This is an amazing story about an incredible journey of two friends.  You see Justin and Patrick are best friends.  Justin is wheelchair bound but discoved a trail that he wanted to experience called Camino de Santiago in Spain.  It spans 500 miles across nothern Spain from France to the Atlantic Ocean.  When he approached Patrick about going with him on this journey Patrick’s reply was “I’ll push you”. And so it began and is happening right now.  I saw this posted by a friend Cindy S. and I had to share it.  If you haven’t seen it yet I will warn you that there is an issue with audio in the middle of video.  It doesn’t last long so don’t give up.   Just keep watching and it will pick up again soon.  It is worth the wait.  I am also going to include their facebook page (facebook.com/illpushyou/timeline). There you can check up on their journey. It is truly an amazing trek and inspiring. They have about 2 weeks left before they finish their journey.  Justin is a blogger and Patrick is a registered nurse.  You can also read about their journey in their blog Camino Ways.  These two men have a bond that will get them through anything and this journey will leave forever memories.  How wonderful to have such a friend.

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Friend's Incredible Journey

A Little Good News – 1 year Anniversary

How time flies when you are having fun.  It has been 1 year today that we started bringing you A Little Good News each weekday morning.  Today, I decided to show you our inspiration for this site.  Back in 1983 Anne Murray recorded this song.  I am sure you agree that we all could just use a little good news each day.  As you watch this video you will notice that not much has really changed in 31 years.  The news we see on TV is the same.  The technology may have changed but the message is the same.  That is why Loren Dalton brought you this site to give you A Little Good News each day.  Some you may have liked better than others.  Some may (even though we try to show good news) may make you shed a tear.

As you may know Loren and his family has been called to serve a mission in Brazil for a few years.  So while he will be greatly missed we will try very hard to uphold his standards and continue to bring you these messages every weekday. We enjoy hearing from you from time to time when you see a great story to share.  You can continue to reach us at alittlegoodnewsmail@gmail.com.   Thank you for being with us this past year and I hope that you will continue to follow us in the years to come.  We still all need a little good news today.  Good Luck Loren, Annette and Jenna.  God Bless You.

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A little Good News 1 year later

Deaf Valedictorian Delivers a Powerful Message

As the school year comes to a close we salute the seniors who have now graduated and are moving on to their college years.  Thank you to Denise S.  for sending us this story.

Here is a story about a young man who has overcome many obstacles to become the Harrison High School Valedictorian.  Evan Mercer is an amazing young man.  What a wonderful can do attitude.  We can all learn from him.  This young man was born deaf even though it was not discovered until he was 4. He talks about the challenge of taking seven years to master saying a simple three word sentence.  He states over and over again…Don’t give up.  Don’t let the opinions of others hold you back.  What a power message delivered by a remarkable young person.  Deafness didn’t stop him.  Don’t let your obstacles stand in your way of achieving your goals.  Take a lesson from a young person wise beyond his years. Congratulations to Evan and all the other high school seniors as you complete this phase of your lives.  You have a lot of life ahead of you.  Live it wise and well.

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deaf valedictorian gives powerful message

 

Amazing Effort to Raise Awareness for Cerebral Palsy

This is one amazing story about a teen and his efforts to raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy.  Tomorrow June 7th Hunter Gandee will walk from his middle school in Bedford Michigan to the University of Michigan in southern Monroe County.  He won’t be doing this alone.  No indeed.  He will be carrying his 7 year old brother Braden on his back.   Braden has cerebral palsy and this effort is because of him.  You see this teen from Temperence, Michigan is doing this all to raise money and awareness about his brother’s illness.  He says his brother inspires him.  Hunter has raised hundreds of dollars for research to be done at the University of Michigan.  Can you believe that Hunter is only 14 years old.  What an awesome young man he is.  Hunter also has a Facebook page Cerebral Palsy Swagger.  Locals and Celebrities are following Hunter’s story.  Check it out to see how the walk goes and how you could help.

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amazing efforts Teen carries brother for cerebral palsy

Paralized Teen Athlete walks for Graduation

Thanks to Danielle C. for telling us about a paralized teen athelete from Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, California.  Zachary Pickett was a lifeguard and water polo player. Twenty Two months ago Zachary was injured when he dove into a take and hit a sandbar he could not see.  He was paralized from the waist down.  Fearing things would never be the same he worked hard to get his life back.  He worked with a physical therapist and was able to get back in the pool and start playing water polo again.  he continue to train with the goal of being able to walk to receive his diploma.   Just recently he was able to accomplish his goal and to the amazement of the student body Zachary walked with a cane and received his diploma.  He will soon be headed to the University of Southern California to attend college.

What an amazing young man. This just goes to show that you should never give up.  Somethings may seem impossible and somethings may not return to the way they were but you should alway try to reach your goals.

Have you heard of an inspiring story or just some great news you would like us to share?  Send it to us on our facebook page A Little Good News  or email us at alittegoodnewsmail@gmail.com.  We would love to share your stories.

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Paralized teen walks for graduation

Police Officer Befriends Youth In Need

Too many times police get a bad rap.  Here is a story about a police officer who saw a need and filled it.  Officer Gaetano Acerra from South Carolina was on duty when he met 13 year old Cameron Simmons.  Cameron had a fight with his mom and he called the police and said he didn’t want to live there anymore. Officer Acerra noticed when he took the boy home that he didn’t have some of the necessities of life including a bed.  Then (with the help of donations from others) he provided Cameron with a Queen size bed, desk, chair, TV and video game system to bring joy to the young man.  Cameron even told him that his back won’t hurt anymore from sleeping on the floor.  Officer Acerra got more than attention for this kind act.. he got a forever friend.

See a need and do what you can to help.  That is what this story is about.  Thanks to Officer Acerra for all he does to protect his city and to bring joy to others.

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Police officer befriend youth in need

Tornado Survivors Rush to Help

Weather has been in the headlines for quite sometime. First winter snow and now spring tornadoes.  We can’t control the weather.  What we can do is to prepare and then when tragedy strikes we step up and help.  This is the story we have today.  The story of survivors who jump in and help.  Last Sunday in central Arkansas there was an outbreak of severe weather.  That weather turned deadly as a tornado struck the area. Heroic rescue efforts may have kept the death toll from rising.  Effort like that of  Nick Nailor, a victim himself, who jumped in and  began searching for other victims of this deadly tornado.   He was just one of dozens who teamed up to help their neighbors.  When a tornado strikes you never know what will be in its path.  So many lives affected by this tragedy.  But people like Nick jump in and begin helping without being asked.  They search to find people trapped and them safety.  Nick was not alone.  Dozens of residents teamed up to help first responders to find their neighbors in need.   Thank you to all of you who joined together to help others.

Thanks again to Sharon A for this remarkable story.  I will warn you.  This video shows how devastating this tornado was and is sometimes graphic.

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tornado survivors rush to help

National Day of Prayer – Tomorrow, May 1

I am posting this today so that you would have the opportunity to take part in this national event.  This year the National Day of Prayer is scheduled for tomorrow, May 1.  The video I selected was created for the Tacoma, Washington area but was so well done that it could be used anywhere.  Ten other countries have also adopted the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer.  Over 42,000 prayer groups are gathering together to pray for each other, our country and our world.  God wants to hear from us.  They are coming together at homes, at parks, in schools and in churches.  Coming together to become one voice through prayer.

I believe prayer works.  Take this time to join a group or if you can’t, just spend some time in prayer tomorrow.  Pray for your family.  Pray for your church.  Pray for your friends.  Pray for your community.  I am sure we all agree that this country could use some prayer.  Even pray for your enemies.   There are many people who could use your prayers.  No matter what your denomination we can all unite together this one day.

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National Day of Prayer

“Let It Go” from Frozen Sung in 25 Languages

Winter is finally behind us for many parts of the country. Time to stop thinking about snow and cold for now.  Just “let it go”.   Sometimes news is just not news.  Sometimes you just need a song to sing.  Today’s news is just that.

Disney is famous for putting a tune in our heads. Some days it just helps get us through the day.  This is one of those songs. Recently this song (Let it Go) became so popular that Disney even re-released the movie in a sing-a-long version.  You just can’t get it out of your head. In this video you focus not on the words but on the delivery.  Watch this and you will “see” the song a way you might not have thought about.  This video shows us the song being sung by many different artists in their native tongue.  All so different but yet when you close your eyes they seem to be all the same.  How amazingly similar we all are no matter what our language.    Now sit back and just enjoy this song as you never have before.

Thanks Disney once again for a great song and a great message to be yourself.

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Let it Go (from frozen) - Behind the Mic

Homerun Hitter gets #500 and the Ball

It is spring so we should talk baseball.  Something great happened on Tuesday of this week.  Thank you to Denise S.  for bringing us this story.  Albert Pujols (from the California Angels) hit home run number 500 at Nationals Park in Washington DC.  This is quite an accomplishment in baseball.   After these milestones the player always wants the ball to commemorate the occasion.  On this date it was caught by a fan who was visiting all the way from California.  This fan was Tom Sherrill who is a member of the Air Force.  Sherrill caught it after it hit Chris Gordon from Olney, Md in the abdomen.

Chris timed his run down the steps perfectly, until the force of the ball hitting his midsection caused him to lose his balance.  Sherrill was on his way up and easily scooped up the ball.  ”It was all Teamwork”, said Sherrill.  Sherrill invited Gordon and his sons to come along for the post-game handoff to give the ball back to the player who hit it.  Pujols gave autographed caps and balls to all of them.  They all agreed that Pujols should have the ball – with no money changing hands.   What a nice moment for a great ballplayer and a cool move from the fans.

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homerun hitter gets #500 and the ball